Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Back in 2007, I saw a picture of myself and was disgusted with how I had let myself go. I was binge eating, drinking, and didn’t care about my body. I had gained 40-plus pounds, increased pants size from 30 to 34, and my cheeks mimicked that of a squirrel: full of acorns. After seeing that, it was time to get to work. I started small by cutting out soft drinks and candy. I started jogging around the neighborhood. Eventually, that turned into two miles a day and really clean eating. I ended up losing 47 pounds in three months, and felt the best I had ever felt in my life. Over the years, I fell right back into the same trap, and became sloppy with my lifestyle once again. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was tired, could not focus, lacked mental clarity, and was irritable. I knew something had to change once again…
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I wanted something that would be sustainable. Something that would radically transform my life. I began to use P90X, because I kept hearing the hype. I committed to trying it for 90 days to see if there were any results. Next thing you know, I not only completed one round of P90X, but three back to back to back! I was addicted. I was in the best shape of my life, and felt phenomenal!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Greatest challenge — complacency. So many people get jealous when you are running after success. I found that I was in better shape than most of my peers, but not near where I wanted to be. My peers made fun of me all the time for being a “health nut.” They would always tempt me to eat unhealthy food or make fun of me for working out all the time. I had to fight the urge to become complacent. Beachbody helped me to overcome by strengthening my self-discipline and focus, and helping me overcome the fear of disapproval from others. I really struggled with being a people pleaser. I was always consumed with what others thought of me. Beachbody helped me to overcome that, and taught me that I had more in me than I realized. I could set my mind on a goal, run after it, and achieve it. God blessed me by connecting me with Beachbody, and I am forever grateful.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved Body Beast, because it combined old-school weight training with some flare. It challenged me to grow in strength, and helped me to bulk up.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Check out the stats. I love that I gained lean muscle while dropping body fat. That’s ideal and not normal. Thanks, Body Beast!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel better, look better, and am motivated to help others do the same.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
He was with me every single day of the full 90 days — encouraging me, challenging me, and teaching me along the way. He texted me to hold me accountable and encourage me when I was on vacation, and responded immediately anytime I had a question.
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